One killed four injured in Half Way Tree gun battle Friday evening

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crime-scene-gun.jpgThe police have released details about the incident that sent scores of persons scampering for cover in Half Way Tree last evening, saying it was a "running gun-battle" between two men.

When the dust cleared, according to police reports, one person was killed and four others injured.

The name of the deceased has not been released.

A firearm was also seized in the incident, the police said.

The police Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) said, in a statement today, that a man suspected of being involved in the gunfight is in custody while the other remains at large.

According to CCU, the shooting started around 5p.m. at a plaza on Constant Spring Road and continued onto Courtney Walsh Drive.

Police sources reported that the attack appeared to have emanated from a contract killing.

Amid frantic scampering for cover by members of the public, police personnel in the area reportedly intervened and one of the alleged attackers was shot and wounded and held by the police. He is now hospitalised under police guard. A firearm was reportedly taken from him.

A video circulating on social media captured some of the action.

The injured persons are being treated at hospital.

The police are asking persons with information on the whereabouts of the other gunman to contact the Half Way Tree Police at 876-926-8185 or 876-926-2551, police emergency number 119, Crime Stop at 311 or the nearest police station.

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